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Brown County State Park: Closed facilities may reopen soon

Water quality is improving
Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 17:49:08-04

NASHVILLE—Operations at Brown County State Park could return to normal as early as Thursday, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The popular Abe Martin Lodge, pools, drinking fountains and many restrooms have been closed since June 17 due to sediment in the park's water supply.

The recent torrential rains increased sediment to unacceptable levels at Ogle Lake, which is the park's water source.

Initially, the entire park was closed, but some day-use activities recently reopened including fishing, picnicking, hiking trails, the nature center and guided horseback rides.

DNR says water sampling has shown improvement and the lodge, campgrounds and cabins could possibly reopen for Thursday evening guests.

The park has not charged admission during the shutdowns.